The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, combines leadership development, career exploration, self-improvement and community service. It culminates in a 80-hour leadership project that each girl plans and executes according to her own interests and passions.
To complete the leadership project, each girl must research an issue based on her own values and develop a plan that educates and inspires others, and makes an impact on her community, both locally and globally.
Within Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey, 12 percent of eligible girls earn their Girl Scout Gold Award, compared to the national average of six percent.
All guidelines and forms can be found below. See videos and other resources for the Girl Scout Gold Award at www.girlscouts.org